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Does my water clean my Espresso machine automatically?

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Does my water clean my Espresso machine automatically?

Q: I have a question for the Canadian Barista Institute. We are not sure about cleaning our espresso machine in our cafe. I remember that in the barista course you recommended cleaning the machine with the cleaning powder at the end of every day. The dealer that we rent the espresso machine from said it wasn't necessary due to our "hard water" in this area? Does harder water mean less cleaning? Surely it would mean more? Many thanks, A student from Manitoba A: This is awkward for us to answer as it might sound like we are saying the dealer...

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